Club Car, a global leader in golf vehicles, manufactures electric and gas-powered carts, utility vehicles and other small task-oriented vehicles for commercial and personal use.
Founded in 1958, the company’s Precedent golf cars and Carryall turf utility vehicles help make thousands of courses across the globe successful. Its innovative Visage Mobile Golf Information System helps golfers play better, and Club Car’s light-duty, AWD commercial utility vehicles assist superintendents in delivering exceptional customer service on course.
Marc Dufour is the current CEO of Club Car, which is a manufacturer of golf buggy and utility vehicles. He has been with the company since 2011 and is based out of Augusta, Georgia.
Club Car has been in the business for over half a century. The company’s dependable Precedent golf cars and Carryall Turf utility vehicles are used at thousands of courses throughout the United States and around the world.
The company also offers Visage Mobile Golf Information System, which improves the overall golf experience as well as helps courses operate more efficiently.
A longtime enthusiast of the sport, Dufour believes that getting out on the course is an important part of enjoying it. That’s why Club Car is developing a new four-passenger vehicle, the Precedent 4Fun, which will be piloted at courses that have established Get Golf Ready programs.
A 30-year Ingersoll Rand veteran, Dufour has spent his entire career in the company’s Industrial Technologies Sector, providing products and services from compressed air systems, tools and pumps to material and fluid handling systems and small task-oriented vehicles that enhance energy efficiency, productivity and operations.
Mark McElreath, who has served as the CEO of Club Car for nearly three decades, continues to lead the company with his innovative ideas and expertise across multiple categories. He has extensive experience in capital markets and mergers and acquisitions.
He has also been a leader in developing technology for the company including Tempo Connect with Shark Experience — an in-car entertainment system exclusive to Club Car.
As an executive within the company, he is constantly monitoring new trends in the golf industry and beyond. This includes how power carts, one-person vehicles and powered skateboards connect to the golf course.
He believes that telematics will play an important role in the U/SM market as it is rapidly growing and evolving. In addition, he is working to evolve Club Car’s vehicle portfolio to bring even more connectivity tools and features to customers worldwide. He is proud of the company’s continued commitment to golf and he looks forward to continuing to serve the industry and its members.
During his time with Club Car, Mark Wagner has worked to increase the company’s global presence and grow its market share. He has been a strong advocate for a sustainable business strategy that will allow Club Car to continue its long tradition of supporting golf and grow the game around the world.
He has also been responsible for creating and implementing the Garia acquisition, a strategic move that will allow Club Car to grow its business in a new direction, increasing its appeal to consumers globally. Morgan Lewis, Bech-Bruun and Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak served as legal counsel to Club Car in its acquisition of Garia from Platinum Equity, while Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP provided debt financing counsel for the transaction.
In addition to his responsibilities at Club Car, Mark Wagner is an attorney with Morgan Lewis. He represents clients in employment matters and complex civil litigation. He has also handled many matters in the commercial, corporate and real estate arenas.
Graeme Smith is the current CEO of Club Car, a brand that makes small-wheel, zero-emissions electric vehicles for golf and other uses. He has more than 30 years of experience within Ingersoll Rand, the parent company.
As a cricketer, Smith was known for his aggressive approach and self-confidence. He was a key player in the Proteas’ rise to the top of the international game.
He led the South African side to a famous Test series win in Australia during the 2008-09 season and repeated the feat in the 2012-13 tour.
He also retired from international cricket in 2014 after failing to deliver a haul of ICC silverware. He later served as director of cricket for South Africa national cricket team and was appointed commissioner of the SA20, the country’s attempt at a top-tier T20 league.